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How often to replace batteries in emergency flashlight?
Posted by: davemchine
Date: October 06, 2022 06:49PM
I've been replacing the batteries in my car emergency flashlights every six months. 4 Energizer D cells x 3 flashlights. Energizers website recommends every few months? What say we all?



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Re: How often to replace batteries in emergency flashlight?
Posted by: btfc
Date: October 06, 2022 06:58PM
I’ve switched to using Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries in such situations.



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Re: How often to replace batteries in emergency flashlight?
Posted by: jonny
Date: October 06, 2022 07:02PM
Never.
Just charge them every 6 mos or so.
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Re: How often to replace batteries in emergency flashlight?
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: October 06, 2022 07:56PM
The little blue free flashlights from Harbor Freight can go for years on a set of batteries. I have two Ryobi 18V lanterns for the house and about 15 batteries.



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Re: How often to replace batteries in emergency flashlight?
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: October 06, 2022 08:00PM
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btfc
I’ve switched to using Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries in such situations.



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Same here.
They don't leak, and they stay fresh longer.
You can get adapters to use AA batteries in place of D cells, but of course the cells won't last as long when in use in that setting.



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Re: How often to replace batteries in emergency flashlight?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: October 06, 2022 08:39PM
I have two flashlights and one lantern that use D cells, so it's Energizer Premium Alkaline D cells.

They don't have the life span of the Lithium version, but they have a much higher capacity, and that's why those lights were chosen.

Only two other flashlights have disposable batteries, a 2xAA and a 2xC light.

Everyready alkalines have lasted years without leaking, and still provide decent light.

Obviously I should inspect/change them probably annually, but I wouldn't bother with shorter intervals, as there's been no signs of leakage.

These are standby lights that get little use.

If they're used then the batteries would be checked/replaced more frequently.






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Re: How often to replace batteries in emergency flashlight?
Posted by: pqrst
Date: October 07, 2022 01:13AM
If your kind of emergencies happen with little or no warnings (ie: earthquakes) then every three months. If not (winter snow power line failures) then every six months. I would stack the removed batteries in the closet.
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Re: How often to replace batteries in emergency flashlight?
Posted by: SDGuy
Date: October 07, 2022 03:35AM
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davemchine
I've been replacing the batteries in my car emergency flashlights every six months. 4 Energizer D cells x 3 flashlights. Energizers website recommends every few months? What say we all?

huh smiley What are these "batteries" you speak of for emergency flashlights?

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Re: How often to replace batteries in emergency flashlight?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: October 07, 2022 06:30AM
Get a hand-crank or shake light, then never worry about it.



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Re: How often to replace batteries in emergency flashlight?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 07, 2022 07:34AM
….half as often as fleshlight…..???



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Re: How often to replace batteries in emergency flashlight?
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: October 07, 2022 09:01AM
switch to flashlights that use AA size batteries & use Energizer lithium AA in them.
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